'Once' in the Bible
Thereupon the Devil left Him, and angels at once came and ministered to Him.
And they at once left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
So at once the whole population came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they besought Him to leave their country.
It has struck no root, however, within him. He continues for a time, but when suffering comes, or persecution, because of the Message, he at once stumbles and falls.
At once his master called him and said, "'Wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you entreated me:
And if any one says anything to you, say, 'The Master needs them,' and he will at once send them."
So He left them, and went away once more and prayed a third time, again using the same words.
At once the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the Desert,
At once they left their nets and followed Him.
when all at once, there in their synagogue, a man under the power of a foul spirit screamed out:
And His fame spread at once everywhere in all that part of Galilee.
Then on leaving the synagogue they came at once, with James and John, to the house of Simon and Andrew.
The leprosy at once left him, and he was cleansed.
Jesus at once sent him away, strictly charging him,
At once perceiving by His spirit that they were reasoning within themselves, Jesus asked them, "Why do you thus argue in your minds?
Once more He began to teach by the side of the Lake, and a vast multitude of people came together to listen to Him. He therefore went on board the boat and sat there, a little way from the land; and all the people were on the shore close to the water.
Those who receive the seed by the way-side are those in whom the Message is sown, but, when they have heard it, Satan comes at once and carries away the Message sown in them.
In the same way those who receive the seed on the rocky places are those who, when they have heard the Message, at once accept it joyfully,
At once, on His landing, there came from the tombs to meet Him a man possessed by a foul spirit.
She at once went out and said to her mother: "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptizer," she replied.
He at once sent a soldier of his guard with orders to bring John's head. So he went and beheaded him in the prison,
and at once going on board with His disciples He came into the district of Dalmanutha.
Soon on His feet once more, He enters the district of Judaea and crosses the Jordan: again the people flock to Him, and ere long, as was usual with Him, He was teaching them once more.
They were still on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were full of wonder, and some, though they followed, did so with fear. Then, once more calling to Him the Twelve, He began to tell them what was about to happen to Him.
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.
There were once seven brothers, the eldest of whom married a wife, but at his death left no family.
they once more shouted out, "Crucify Him!"
The soldiers also once and again inquired of him, "And we, what are we to do?" His answer was, "Neither intimidate any one nor lay false charges; and be content with your pay."
Then standing over her He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she at once rose and waited on them.
"There were once two men in debt to one money-lender," said Jesus; "one owed him five hundred shillings and the other fifty.
Jesus replied, "A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell among robbers, who after both stripping and beating him went away, leaving him half dead.
On once occasion He was expelling a dumb demon; and when the demon was gone out the dumb man could speak, and the people were astonished.
Once He was teaching on the Sabbath in one of the synagogues
"A man once gave a great dinner," replied Jesus, "to which he invited a large number of guests.
"There was once a rich man who habitually arrayed himself in purple and fine linen, and enjoyed a splendid banquet every day,
But which of you who has a servant ploughing, or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the farm, 'Come at once and take your place at table,'
But Pilate once more addressed them, wishing to set Jesus free.
So He came once more to Cana in Galilee, where He had made the water into wine. Now there was a certain officer of the King's court whose son was ill at Capernaum.
Some of them wanted at once to arrest Him, but no one laid hands upon Him.
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
And there was a division among them. So again they asked the once blind man, "What is your account of him? --for he opened your eyes." "He is a Prophet," he replied.
"Whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know," he replied; "one thing I know--that I was once blind and that now I can see."
This made them once more try to arrest Him, but He withdrew out of their power.
If any one does not continue in me, he is like the unfruitful branch which is at once thrown away and then withers up. Such branches they gather up and throw into the fire and they are burned.
Once more Peter denied it, and immediately a cock crowed.
Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "See, I am bringing him out to you to let you clearly understand that I find no crime in him."
Peter and the other disciple started at once to go to the tomb, both of them running,
Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"
Peter at once questioned her. "Tell me," he said, "whether you sold the land for so much." "Yes," she replied, "for so much."
At once the eyes of all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin were fastened on him, and they saw his face looking just like the face of an angel.
Instantly there dropped from his eyes what seemed to be scales, and he could see once more. Upon this he rose and received baptism;
And in the synagogues he began at once to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God;
Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ cures you. Rise and make your own bed." He at once rose to his feet.
Peter, however, putting every one out of the room, knelt down and prayed, and then turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, rise." Dorcas at once opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, sat up.
While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me, now at once, Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."
The brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea, and they, on their arrival, went to the synagogue of the Jews.
Death has no longer any power over Him. For by the death which He died He became, once for all, dead in relation to sin; but by the life which He now lives He is alive in relation to God.
But thanks be to God that though you were once in thraldom to Sin, you have now yielded a hearty obedience to that system of truth in which you have been instructed.
your human infirmity leads me to employ these familiar figures--and just as you once surrendered your faculties into bondage to Impurity and ever-increasing disregard of Law, so you must now surrender them into bondage to Righteousness ever advancing towards perfect holiness.
But seeing that we have died to that which once held us in bondage, the Law has now no hold over us, so that we render a service which, instead of being old and formal, is new and spiritual.
Once, apart from Law, I was alive, but when the Commandment came, sin sprang into life, and I died;
and to Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen, who once shared my imprisonment. They are of note among the Apostles, and are Christians of longer standing than myself.
Afterwards He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, most of whom are still alive, although some of them have now fallen asleep.
Do you say that this is self-recommendation once more? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
For, in fact, that which was once resplendent in glory has no glory at all in this respect, that it pales before the glory which surpasses it.
Three times I have been beaten with Roman rods, once I have been stoned, three times I have been shipwrecked, once for full four and twenty hours I was floating on the open sea.
saw fit to reveal His Son within me in order that I might tell among the Gentiles the Good News concerning Him, at once I did not confer with any human being,
They only heard it said, "He who was once our persecutor is now telling the Good News of the faith of which he formerly made havoc."
Brethren, even a covenant made by a man--to borrow an illustration from daily life--when once formally sanctioned is not liable to be set aside or added to.
Now, however, having come to know God--or rather to be known by Him--how is it you are again turning back to weak and worthless rudimentary notions to which you are once more willing to be enslaved?
I once more protest to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation to obey the whole Law of Moses.
which were once habitual to you while you walked in the ways of this world and obeyed the Prince of the powers of the air, the spirits that are now at work in the hearts of the sons of disobedience--to you God has given Life.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were so far away have been brought near through the death of Christ.
maintaining, as you do, the same kind of conflict that you once saw in me and which you still hear that I am engaged in.
And you, estranged as you once were and even hostile in your minds, amidst your evil deeds,
And to you--dead as you once were in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your natural state--He has nevertheless given Life with Himself, having forgiven us all our transgressions.
and you also were once addicted to them, while you were living under their power.
But speaking of the time when He once more brings His Firstborn into the world, He says, "And let all God's angels worship Him."
For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once for all been enlightened, and have tasted the sweetness of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
who, unlike other High Priests, is not under the necessity of offering up sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and afterwards for those of the people; for this latter thing He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
and once for all entered the Holy place, taking with Him not the blood of goats and calves, but His own blood, and thus procuring eternal redemption for us.
In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
And since it is reserved for all mankind once to die, and afterwards to be judged;
so the Christ also, having been once offered in sacrifice in order that He might bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, separated from sin, to those who are eagerly expecting Him, to make their salvation complete.
For then would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, because the consciences of the worshippers--who in that case would now have been cleansed once for all--would no longer be burdened with sins?
It is through that divine will that we have been set free from sin, through the offering of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice once for all.
let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water.
His voice then shook the earth, but now we have His promise, "Yet again I will, once for all, cause not only the earth to tremble, but Heaven also."
Here the words "Yet again, once for all" denote the removal of the things which can be shaken--created things--in order that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God. Once you had not found mercy, but now you have.
because Christ also once for all died for sins, the innocent One for the guilty many, in order to bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,
For if, after escaping from the pollutions of the world through a full knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, people are once more entangled in these pollutions and are overcome, their last state has become worse than their first.
Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
Be mindful, therefore, of the height from which you have fallen. Repent at once, and act as you did at first, or else I will surely come and remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.
Repent, at once; or else I will come to you quickly, and will make war upon them with the sword which is in My mouth.
Then the voice which I had heard speaking from Heaven once more addressed me. It said, "Go and take the little book which lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
And the Wild Beast which once existed but does not now exist--he is an eighth king and yet is one of the seven and he goes his way into perdition.
And I saw the Wild Beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, all assembled to make war, once for all, against the Rider upon the horse and against His army. And the Wild Beast was captured, and with him the false Prophet
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